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9 Responses to “VIDEO: America’s Wild Horses – Karen Sussman – ISPMB”

  1. Barbara Ellen

    08. Aug, 2010

    “Styling in 2011, Pioneer Women in the West ”

    Meet the Lady who walks with Horses ~

    Eco-Tourism and Wild Horses ~ Conservation through working with Nature

    Topics of Discussion and Public Engagement by President of International Society of the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, Karen Sussman :
    Wild horse behavior and all the important aspects of saving our wild horses and burros, Wild Horses and the Human and Horse Bond, throughout history , Conservation Of Wild Horse, Photography & eco-tourism, Legacy of Wild Horse Annie, Wild horse herds, The impact of research behavioral studies on the wild horses , We are all one in the world and many other related topics.

    ISPMB has been………”Saving America’s Wild Horses and Burros since 1960.” Karen Sussman’s private land has seen. Stephen Spielberg’s crew and Kevin Costner from “Dancing with Wolves”, Author, Michael Blake, Actress, Stefanie Powers and numerous other stars, interested parties and Wowed animal loving people.

    Press: National Geographic, Life Magazine, Vanity Fair and many others.

    Karen Sussman is a charming teacher as well as educated about 500 hundred horses. She is the only women in the world with (4) wild horse herds. Karen has navigated herself to talk in front of Congress and has met with the most resistant mediating the lives of wild burro’s after an the blood bath near Oatman, AZ. The battle of minds was settled by Karen’s dedication and guidance about other methods besides slaughter and conserving our natural resources.

    Karen raised her children in warmth of Scottsdale, AZ. She felt a deep longing which invited her by a calling out to help the United States of America’s wild horse herds. Nothing is impossible for Karen she has help organized the freedom for the Apache Sitgrave horses with Dr. Pat Haigh and the only free herd wild American horses. She assisted to moving buffalos from Catalina Island to South Dakota keeping the bison as an American symbol. One would think that would be satisfied Karen’sdreams just got bigger. Karen feels peace and comfort on her rural South Dakota farm and with conservation efforts of hundreds of acres on wildlife and grazing prairie. The Lakota believe they would have a person come to them to re-unit the horses with their culture. They believe this wild horse lady is Ms. Karen.

    Return of Sungnuni glugluka (mustang). The Lakota people once relied on and lived with the wild horse. The horse was used in ceremonies, games, hunting, and war and in everyday life. The horse was a symbol of freedom, strength, pride and courage. The Indian people believe that they had the horse long before the Spanish arrived. The horse was bred for specific purposes. Similar wild large hearted horses were bred for endurance and speed. It was necessary to travel many miles sometimes non-stop for days. The speed was required for hunting, war and games. A fast pony was a highly cherished animal with the Indian people. “Today we have the privilege of having the wild horse in our midst again. As the Indian people search for their roots and regain their ceremonies, language and culture it becomes evident that the return of the wild horse is part of becoming whole again. Returning the horses to their home in natural state. “Karen Sussman makes the magic of wild horses in the natural world real again.”

    “Wild Horse Annie” nicknamed by opposing views original founder of ISPMB. , ORG. Legacy is honored and carried on by Ms Karen Sussman. The first president, now past “Velma Johnston” is to be awarded a Hollywood movie, starring Wendy Mallick. There is no greater compliment than imitation. Karen walks in the greatest wild horse advocate’s path, Velma Bronn Johnston.

    Travel on an Eco- Spiritual Vacation: Family Vacation, Day Trips, Photography


    Suggested guest speaker for your web radio and TV , filming wild horses


    You tube ~A Must Watch~ A delightful story

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JDcQE0a0uw ~ You tube ~A must watch ~ a delightful story

    “A great film on Women who walks with horses, I love it” Barbara Ellen

    Contact: Location: International Society of Mustangs and Burros, Karen Sussman,
    Address: ISPMB, PO Box 55, Lantry, SD 57636-0055
    Web site: http://www.ispmb.org
    Phone: 605-964-6866, Mobile: 605-365-6991 (11-5 Mountain time) Messages will be returned in farm time

    E-Mail: ispmb@lakotanetwork.com /
    Barbara Ries , Volunteer for ISPMBb

  2. Jack Redtail

    15. Mar, 2011

    I don’t know how this organization can be called a service to wild horses. First of all they are being fed. They are not wild. They are not roaming free in a natural environment.
    In one area there are over 40 horses smushed together on what looks like only two acres of land. Thes horses have no shelter and I can only wonder what the poor horses did when those tornadoes touched down last summer. I’ve heard tales of cruelty from her ranch hands because she won’t let nature take its course when one of the horses are ready to die. I know five ranch hands who quit becuase they couldn’t handle the way those horses were treated. One of my friends who worked there told me how she tried to take a horse with a still born stuck in its uterus all the way to Sioux Falls, rather than put the horse out of its misery. The horse bled out before she made the six hour trip. Having all those horses in that small of a space is ruining the land where they are fenced. Sure the horses are fed andalive, but are they able to be horses. You may think she’s a hero but I think she’s a hoarder with non profit status.

  3. Skydancer

    15. Mar, 2011

    HI Jack, I think Karen has a wonderful heart and compared to so many rescue organizations she’s responsible. I don’t keep up with all that she does or doesn’t do, but I do have respect for her values and her commitment. The horses are her life’s work and have become her family and as a Lakota, you might relate to her prayer for “all my relations” including the horses she’s taken responsibility for. She lets them be as wild as they can be given the circumstances of limited land, harsh winters and budget issues. She’s a nurturer, a nurse, has a kind spirit and it’s in her nature to try to rescue a mother giving birth – be it horse or human. This may not seem right from your way of seeing how horses should be treated, but it seems right by Karen. She’s given up a lot of personal comfort to take on this mission – and a heroine/hero is a person who gives up much, overcomes obstacles and perseveres to what they hold dear and true. I know she needs more land so maybe this is an opportunity for the Lakota people to embrace and help “all their relations.”

  4. Barbara Ellen

    18. May, 2011

    Wendat Malice celebrates Stars in “Wild Horse Annie Biography”

    One of the stars of “Hot in Cleveland,” Wendie Malick has made a career of playing the most glamorous, sharp, sexy and formidable women. Her impressive list of TV credits includes award-winning turns on “Dream On,” “Just Shoot Me,” “Kate & Allie” and “Frasier.” Malick’s string of awards include a Golden Globe, four Best Actress Cable ACE Awards and multiple Emmy nominations.

    One of show business’s most versatile actresses, her movie work includes “Scrooged,” “Racing Stripes” and “The American President.” Her voiceover and cartoon work includes the big-screen Disney smash “The Emperor’s New Groove,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” and the television series “Fillmore!”

    Her career path is just as versatile — she started out as a model, moved on to do a stint on Capitol Hill for then-Rep. Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.), then went Hollywood.

    Malick has a deep devotion to politics, women’s issues and charitable causes, including maintaining the charity A Drop in the Bucket to support a medical center in the Congo and sharing an ongoing commitment to a women’s shelter in Mexico. She serves on the board of directors of the Creative Coalition and the advisory board of the Humane Society. For the latter, Malick works to focus attention on the federal Bureau of Land Management roundup of wild horses.
    ROBIN BRONK: If you had five minutes in the Oval Office with President Obama, what would you discuss with him? What issue would you like him to know about?
    WENDIE MALICK: Cutting the Bureau of Land Management’s budget. They have rounded up over 40,000 wild horses and burros. These animals are now languishing in federal holding facilities at taxpayer expense, with little or no hope of adoption. This mismanagement of our public lands has been cruel, costly and unnecessary. As Thoreau said, “We need the tonic of wildness.” Our last remaining wild herds should be free to roam on our public lands, where they can be managed humanely.

    RB: If you could give President Obama one piece of advice, what would that be?
    WM: We are involved in costly wars. Why have we not reinstated the draft? Shouldn’t we all be in this together or not at all?
    RB: If you could ask President Obama one question, what would that be?
    WM: My question would be, How would you define patriotism, and do you believe for those to whom much has been given, much should be required?
    RB: What book would you offer to lend President Obama? Why?
    WM: Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West, by Deanne Stillman.
    RB: If you were going to send the president to one place in the United States for one day, where would that be? Why?
    WM: I would like him to stand on the National Mall with me and read his inauguration speech again. I was there that day. Like millions all over the world, I was humbled and inspired. We all need to listen to our better angels.
    RB: Would you ever consider a political career?
    WM: I spent the summer of ’72 in D.C. interning for Jack Kemp. It was a great experience. He was very tolerant and let me wear my “McGovern for President” button. Now I just portray politicians from time to time.

    Bronk is a seasoned Capitol Hill strategist and advocate. She started her career at The Creative Coalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group for the arts and entertainment industry, in July 1998. During her tenure as CEO, Bronk has taken The Creative Coalition from a New York-based entity to a national organization.

    “I cannot wait to see Wild Horse Annies Biography”

  5. barbara

    31. Jan, 2013

    Congressmen call for answers on federal wild horse program
    A bipartisan pair in Congress is demanding to know what the Department of Interior has uncovered in…

  6. kay

    12. Oct, 2013

    I am VERY disappointed in this “wild horse rescue“! I have never heard of anyone mismanaging a “rescue“ as i have with karen. Proper management would be someone who would be thinking of the health, safety, and future well being of the herd! Which means to me, DO NOT HAVE A BREEDING HERD! She has hundreds of horses that (and i will quote wendy from above comment) “have little to no chance of adoption!“ Why then, are these animals allowed to breed! I know for a fact that karen (the manager) has taken advantage of farmer/ranchers buy taking their hay, and not paying for it, to feed these horses! That is not good managment! I used to breed horses myself, but when supply exceded demand, i quit breeding them. I agree that the president should help pay or change some rules, but in the mean time, karen needs to change her way of thinking on caring for these animals. I agree that it takes a person with a big, good heart to take on the task for caring/feeding these animals. And cheers to karen for trying, but when you owe farmers/ranchers for feed, you need to take a step back and look at the whole picture. This just makes the farmer bitter to the cause, and resent the animals. From there you have farmers/ranchers who quit sending feed, and then bad mouth the cause. From one horse lover to another, the advice i give karen is to please stop the breeding program at this rescue, for at least a few years. Just till you can get the donations to catch up on bills. I hate to see this program shut down due to poor management. The horses didn‘t ask for this,

  7. Laura J. Hearn

    13. Oct, 2013

    I don’t believe that Mis. Jewell has bothered to even look into anything at all, concerning the wild horses and burros. And here it is mid Oct. nearly!!

    We the People of these United States, would like the BLM stopped entirely. I mean in whatever way it may take,..that
    “stops them forever” from harming even one more wild horse, or burro!!

  8. Craig C. Downer

    21. Oct, 2013

    Why doen’t that wealthy rancher finally come through and donate the one or two ranches he had promised for so many years but never followed through on? Now we see the terrible consequences.

  9. Mara LeGrand: Filmmaker

    22. Oct, 2013

    Yes what happened to that? Even when I was there several years ago she was in constant conversation with someone about it.

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